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A&M to Restore Anchor Found in Puget Sound

Updated: 07/21/2014 - An anchor recovered from Puget Sound north of Seattle and believed to be more than 200 years old has reached Texas A&M University for restoration.

Lawmaker: Texas to Send 1,000 Guardsmen to Border

Updated: 07/21/2014 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

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Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

Posted: 9:57 AM - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

Better Weather to Aid in Washington Wildfire Fight

Posted: 07/21/2014 - A complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, making it the largest wildfire in the state since record-keeping started. Fire spokesman Andrew Sanbri says calmer winds and cooler temperatures are allowing firefighters to go on the offensive. The fire is just 2 percent contained.

Afghan Vet Who Fought Wounded Gets Medal of Honor

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

Biden: 'Gates Has Been Wrong About Everything'

Posted: 07/21/2014 - While calling him "an outstanding Secretary of Defense" and "a really decent guy," Vice President Joe Biden said Robert Gates "has been wrong about everything" in an article in the latest edition of The New Yorker.

Perry tells Hispanic group to 'secure' border

Updated: 07/20/2014 - Texas Governor Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.

Monitors Try To Secure Crash Site

Posted: 07/19/2014 - International monitors have been moving gingerly among decomposing bodies today, trying to secure the eight square miles in Ukraine where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell to the ground on Thursday.

US: Can't Rule Out Russian Role in Plane Downing

Posted: 07/18/2014 - U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

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Perry Sending National Guard Troops to Border

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.

US Immigration Debate Upended by Flood of Children

Posted: 07/21/2014 - The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border has dramatically redefined America's yearlong debate on immigration.

Perry tells Hispanic group to 'secure' border

Updated: 07/20/2014 - Texas Governor Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.

Texas Jail Roof Falls, 20 Sent To Hospitals

Updated: 07/19/2014 - Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 - 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals.

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